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Nicholas and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Nicholas and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Artist
Edward Sheriff Curtis, 19 Feb 1868 - 19 Oct 1952
Sitter
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, 12 Feb 1884 - 20 Feb 1980
Nicholas Longworth, 5 Nov 1869 - 9 Apr 1931
Date
1906
Type
Photograph
Medium
Platinum print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 23 × 17.2cm (9 1/16 × 6 3/4")
Mount: 25.2 × 18.8cm (9 15/16 × 7 3/8")
Mat: 45.7 × 35.6cm (18 × 14")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joanna Sturm
Object number
NPG.81.128
Exhibition Label
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the first child of President Theodore Roosevelt, once noted, “I was the daughter of an enormously popular president, and . . . I looked upon the world as my oyster.” This photograph by Edward Curtis was taken in 1906, the year Alice married Congressman Nicholas Longworth, and also the year that Curtis published The North American Indian. The photographer’s ambitious publication documents Native American life and provides a photographic record of “more than eighty of North America’s native nations.”
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, hija mayor del president Theodore Roosevelt, comentó una vez: “Fui hija de un presidente enormemente popular [. . .] pensaba que era dueña del mundo”. Edward Curtis tomó esta fotografía en 1906, el año en que Alice se casó con el congresista Nicholas Longworth, y también el año en que Curtis publicó The North American Indian (El indio norteamericano). Esta ambiciosa publicación del fotógrafo documenta la vida de los nativos norteamericanos y presenta una crónica fotográfica de “más de ochenta naciones nativas de Norteamérica”.
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